New Jersey Officials: Case Fails To State Claim; Sovereign Immunity Applies
(September 27, 2016, 4:02 PM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other state officials on Sept. 23 filed a brief in New Jersey federal court arguing that a lawsuit brought against them by a group of residents seeking compensatory and punitive damages in relation to lead-contaminated drinking water should be dismissed because the officials are entitled to sovereign immunity (Veronica Branch, et al v. Chris Christie, et al., No. 16-2467, D. N.J.).
(Brief available. Document #15-161004-003B.)
Veronica Branch, Gwendolyn Booker and Anthony Brown — individually and on...